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Fee-driven Spirit Airlines will raise carry-on bag charge to $100 in November (Poll)

submitted on May 3, 2012 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"

Starting November 6, passengers who bring luggage to stow in the overhead bin on Spirit Airlines will have to pay $100 per bag at the gate. In some cases, this could be more than they've paid for the ticket. Eeek See all their "optional service fees" posted here -
Spirit has a dizzying menu of bag fees that are tied to the point in your reservation when you "buy" the option of taking along a carry-on bag.

For example, it will cost $35 for a carry-on bag purchased when you make your reservation, $50 if you buy the option at an airport counter or kiosk, and $100 if you wait until you're at the gate. The airline also is raising some fees for checked baggage, too.

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires airlines to include government taxes and fees in advertised airfares. But fees for baggage and other extras remain hidden.
On its website, Spirit said it offers “ultra low base fares” and allows “customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value.”

Recent Transportation Department statistics indicate that Spirit soars above the competition when it comes to passenger complaints.

Read more:
1. Have you ever flown on Spirit Airlines?
2. Will fee increases impact your vacation plans?
3. Rate your opinion of Spirit Airlines
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